Find out what's nearby Budget Inn Santa Cruz

Here's a list of some incredible local attractions and establishments in the vicinity of this hotel in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Santa Cruz County. The Boardwalk is a 2.25 mile long strip of amusement park and beachfront restaurants.

The Boardwalk has 16 rides including a wooden roller coaster, a Ferris wheel, a family fun center, and a wave pool. There are also 18 restaurants including a seafood restaurant, an Italian restaurant, and a Mexican restaurant. The Boardwalk is open from March to November.

0.33 miles away

Giant Dipper

The Giant Dipper is a popular ski resort in Santa Cruz, California. It has a vertical drop of 1,500 feet and is home to some of the best skiing in the state. The Giant Dipper also offers some of the best snowboarding in California.

0.34 miles away

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center Santa Cruz (MBNMSEC SC) is a visitor center and research facility located on the grounds of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. MBNMSEC SC provides exhibits and educational programs about the sanctuary's wildlife, marine life, and geology. The visitor center is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, year-round.

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center Santa Cruz is a state-of-the-art facility that showcases the rich marine environment and history of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The visitor center opened in 2007 and is operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Explorer Center offers exhibits on marine life, geology, conservation, and more. The center also offers educational programs for students of all ages. The Explorer Center is open daily from 9 am to 4 pm during the summer months (May through October), and 9 am to 5 pm during the winter months (November through April).

0.55 miles away

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park

The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is one of the most significant historical sites in California. The mission is the oldest continuously operating European mission in North America. The park features exhibits about the history of the mission and the indigenous people who lived there. It is also home to a replica of the original chapel.

0.81 miles away

Neary Lagoon Pier

Neary Lagoon Pier is a popular pier located in Santa Cruz, California. The pier is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city and offers visitors a wide variety of activities and attractions. Neary Lagoon Pier is approximately 1 mile long and contains multiple decks that offer views of the lagoon and the surrounding coastline. The pier also contains a number of restaurants, shops, and attractions, making it the perfect spot to spend a day in Santa Cruz.

0.87 miles away

Black’s Beach

Black’s Beach is a great place to spend a day in Santa Cruz. The beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and windsurfing. The sand is white and the water is warm and clear. There are plenty of places to eat close by, including a couple of great seafood restaurants. If you’re looking for a little more excitement, Black’s has plenty to offer as well- including a casino and several bars.

1.3 miles away

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

Located in the heart of historic Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of surfing and its culture. The museum features permanent exhibits on board surfboards, clothing, and accessories from the early days of surfing to the present day. The museum also hosts rotating exhibitions highlighting different aspects of surfing culture and history.

The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm, and admission is free.

1.31 miles away

Lighthouse Point

Looking for a relaxing vacation spot in California? Check out Lighthouse Point Santa Cruz! This small town on the coast is perfect for those who want to enjoy the beach, fresh seafood, and lively nightlife. With its wide variety of shops and restaurants, visitors will never run out of things to do. Plus, there are plenty of family-friendly activities available, such as fishing and kayaking.

1.31 miles away

Reserve your Budget Inn Santa Cruz room today and savor the wide selection of conveniences in close proximity!


  • Top Attractions

    From Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to Lighthouse Point, there is no shortage of attractions waiting to be explored!

  • What's Nearby

    Discover the best places in your neighborhood!

  • Closest Airports

    Find the closest airport to the Budget Inn Santa Cruz


Queen Room - Non-Smoking


Deluxe Queen Room with Two Queen Beds


Travel Inspirations